Oral-History:Apollo Project and Moon Landings

FOOTSTEPS: IEEE's Commemoration of Human Space Travel. Photo courtesy of NASA

This is a resource page for materials related to commemorating human space flight, the Saturn and Apollo Projects, and the Lunar landings of 1969. Oral Histories, First-Hand Histories, Topic articles, ASME and IEEE Milestones, etc. It is under ongoing construction.

If you know of materials that should be added to this page: Oral histories, First-Hand Histories, Journal or Conference papers, etc. please contact Robert Colburn at the IEEE History Center r.colburn@ieee.org

For seminal IEEE journal and conference papers related to the Saturn and Apollo Projects, go to: https://ethw.org/Apollo_Project_and_Moon_Landings_Resource_Page

For images, video, and audio resources related to the Saturn and Apollo Projects, go to: https://ethw.org/Apollo_Project_Images_and_Video_resource_page

Primary accounts

Oral Histories

  • Merril Buckley project management for complex electronic systems (e.g., AEGIS, APOLLO)
  • Sajjad Durrani Space communications pioneer, COMSAT, NASA
  • Ivan Getting President of The Aerospace Corporation, launches of Mercury and Gemini
  • Dimitry Grabbe electronic components for Apollo project, especially for Apollo guidance computer
  • William Gretsch TV camera for Apollo project
  • Myron Kayton lunar modular electronics, shuttle electronics
  • James Lovell Gemini and Apollo VIII and Apollo XIII missions, first person to make a second voyage to the Moon
  • Naomi McAfee (2003) Apollo lunar camera
  • Naomi McAfee (2010, IEEE) Apollo lunar camera
  • Naomi McAfee (2010, SWE) Apollo lunar camera
  • Ian Ross Managing Director of Bellcom, systems engineering to NASA's Project Apollo
  • Cary Spitzer NASA Langley Research Center
  • Gene Strull TV camera for Apollo project, work for NASA
  • Len Svensson managed team that built TV camera used in Apollo Moon landing



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First Hand Histories



We encourage anyone who was involved in the technologies for the Apollo project to write a First-Hand History or a Topic Article for this ETHW. To find out more about how to do so, please go to Create Content


Topic Articles



We encourage anyone who was involved in the technologies for the Apollo project to write a First-Hand History or a Topic Article for this ETHW. To find out more about how to do so, please go to Create Content



Recognitions

ASME Landmarks

IEEE Milestones



We encourage any IEEE member to propose Apollo-related achievements as an IEEE Milestone. If you are interested in proposing an Apollo-related IEEE Milestone, you can find the instructions here: Milestone Guidelines. To see the Milestone proposals already in progress, please go to: Milestone Status Report